Trent Baalke invested first round picks in safeties Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward, so why another one with Jaquiski Tartt at No. 46 overall? Tartt, however, could make the most immediate impact for a rookie class that appears largely designed to build for 2016 and beyond.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is firmly at the controls of the team following the split with coach Jim Harbaugh. The first rookie class for new coach Jim Tonsula is ready to take the field for rookie minicamp, as NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney offers this offseason reset.
While South Carolina lacks a headlining prospect this year like Jadeveon Clowney, there is plenty of talent developing in Columbia, including possible top 100 selections in 2015 in guard A.J. Cann and running back Mike Davis.
Another Heisman-like effort from Todd Gurley wasn't enough for the Bulldogs to beat South Carolina in Columbus as the Gamecocks were powered by an offensive line full of NFL prospects and a breakout performance from tight end Rory Anderson, who could be leaping up draft boards after a career-high five receptions.
In his first game at left tackle, Texas A&M senior Cedric Ogbuehi looked every bit the part of a projected top three pick. The shocker wasn't that the Aggies could replace Jake Matthews but how quickly sophomore Kenny Hill could make college football forget about Johnny Manziel.
Despite losing Jadeveon Clowney (and Kelcy Quarles) early to the NFL, the Gamecocks remain quite talented along the line of scrimmage and feature a new big man on campus in junior running back Mike Davis.